The Chengdu Auto Show opens tomorrow, the local players and international players are out in force and prepping their wares for the much needed Western Chinese market. Plucky little upstart Chengdu Yema are planning to show their new F18 SUV which actually looks like a comprehensive vehicle, if named after an American war bird.
The compact SUV has parts of Ford’s latest Kuga and Kia’s current Sportage in the front and side profile with a hint of Buick’s Encore in the rear. It’s not Yema’s first time at picking off design styles from multiple cars, but its the first time that company has been able to pull them all into a comprehensive design package, previous examples were a little shaky to say the least.
Power comes from a 1.5L engine from Mitsubishi although we suspect that they might introduce a turbo version at some point in the very near future.